Janet Williams was born in S. Wales, UK, and received a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Middlesex Polytechnic London, a Post-graduate Diploma in Ceramics from Goldsmiths, University of London and an MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, USA. Janet is currently an Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Ceramics at UNC Charlotte. Janet’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally and she has received many awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, two McKnight Foundation Residencies, Artist Fellowships from the Nebraska Arts Council, Arts & Science Council, NC and Faculty Research and Digital-Making Grants from UNC Charlotte. Janet has exhibited widely, been a visiting artist at many Universities and Art Centers nationally and internationally and she has attended artist residencies and symposia throughout the United States, Canada, Europe & Asia– most recently at Shangyu, China (2017), The International Ceramic Research Centre, Guldagergaard, Denmark (2014) the Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis (2012). Her work is included in various national and international, public, and private collections.